Kris "The Govn'r" Kertgen Guitar, vocals, Chief
Dave "Steve Davidson" Stevenson Bass, vocals, Voice-of-Reason
Herb "the Smooth Herbinator" Goeswich Drums, Rabble Rouser
Kelly "Go-Go" McCarthy Percussion, Back-up Vocals,
Kris, Steve, and Herb initially started playing together as the hard
drivin' backbone of The Imports back in 1997. After several years and
many successful gigs, The Imports called it quits and decided to pursue
other interests. In 2002 Kris approached Steve and Herb with the mad
idea of forming a band that would play some of the Import's old numbers
plus a bunch of new tunes with a focus on fast and loud Garage and Beat
Rock and Roll from the 60's. After about a year of tearing it up, the
boys enlisted the charming Elaine Benson to add percussion, back-up
vocals, and a little boom-chick-a-boom-boom-boom !! Elaine has since
moved on, choosing to trade her maraca for a baby rattle. Her departure
left the three remaining Dukes alone to continue to wage war against
dull, done-to-death "Classic" Rock, Rap, and all the other CRAP you hear
on the radio. A war which continues to this day! In fact, one might say that the Dukes are on a mission to bring back
real Rock and Roll: short, fast, kickin' songs with actual melodies!
Towards this end the Dukes of Wellington have reinforced their ranks by
adding the vivacious Kelly McCarthy and are now poised to make their
next move. Their objective is two fold: Today your Love! Tomorrow the
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Friday June 18th, 9PM
401 55th St.
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